Focal F0 peak shape and sentence mode in Swedish

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Shape characteristics of rising-falling accentual F0 peaks of Stockholm Swedish Accent I words in narrow focus are studied in a corpus of 287 read sentences. The corpus includes statements and three types of polar questions. Results reveal a clear effect of sentence mode on the shape of the accentual rises: Statements are predominantly characterized by convex rises, questions by concave rises.


  • Gilbert Ambrazaitis
  • Tuarik C. Buanzur
  • Oliver Niebuhr
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • General Language Studies and Linguistics


  • prosody, question, convex, gender
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
EditorsThe Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Publication categoryResearch
Event18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS) - University of Glasgow
Duration: 2015 Aug 102015 Aug 14


Conference18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS)

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The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Linguistics and Phonetics (015010003)

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